Regulars at THE OTTER pub in Newport have been enjoying a new look this month as they reopened following a £115,000 investment.

The pub’s refresh has seen the introduction of new wallpaper, stylish lighting, updated seating, and uplifting colour palettes. With an updated bar area and investment in team training, the pub has now officially reopened with a fresh new look. 

Jayne Jeremiah, Midwifery Care Assistant at Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital and well loved local, who has organised events, food banks and Glastonselfy festival to raise money for Wellies Farm Charity, was chosen as the pub’s community hero to pour the first pint in celebration of the pub’s reopening.

Jayne said……

“Feeling very emotional – what a morning. I was nominated by our local community to open the relaunch of The Otter pub in Newbridge.

Firstly a HUGE thank you to each and everyone of you that actually took the time to nominate me I was honestly gobsmacked and blown away by it, and still don’t why I was nominated. So many other community hero’s out there, and believe it or not I do get quite shy by things like this.

But what a warm welcome we received from the whole otter team from the minute we walked in. W were shown around the new refurbishment which is so stunning. We had free drinks, the pulling the first pint which I hasten to add was my first ever pulled pint. To more drinks and a beautiful meal.

Thanks again to each and everyone of you that voted and to the amazing team at the otter I honestly feel like royalty”

And here’s the moment Jayne did the honours……


Situated on the edge of Newport town centre, The Otter has a family-friendly feel and is suitable for dogs. It also boasts an outdoor patio area and beer garden.

The Otter offers a varied menu of pub favourites such as Steak and Ale Pie served with chips, garden peas and gravy and new additions such as Loaded Fries with spicy pulled pork, nacho cheese sauce, BBQ sauce, crispy onions and chopped chives and classic lagers on draught, cask ales and a variety of cocktails and G&Ts. The pub also offers a traditional Sunday Roast each week, all served with fluffy mashed potato, roast potatoes, seasonal veggies, home-made Yorkshire pudding, stuffing and gravy.

The Otter, Newport

You can also enjoy a new mid-week offer of a main meal and a drink from £10.75. The dishes vary daily with a burger and a drink available on a Tuesday, curry and a drink on a Wednesday and steak and a drink for £11.95 on a Thursday. 

With over 1,600 pubs and bars across England, Scotland and Wales, Marston’s sites range from their traditional local pubs and family-friendly pubs to sites with a focus on a ‘warm, timeless country pub atmosphere’.

Cae Wood, General Manager of The Otter told us……

“We are so excited to open the doors of the Otter and to show our guests the final results of our refresh. We have invested £115k into breathing new life into venue. We can’t wait to welcome everybody back!”

The Otter team – Pulling together and pulling pints

More information on The Otter can be found via their HERE